It’s easy to assume that varnish is the same thing as the tinted stain that is used to seal any wood furniture item or construction like paint for decks, porch paint, final floor paint coverage, or picture frame. However, there is clear varnish that has many different uses, providing positive benefits throughout the home, office, or any location.
What is Clear Varnish
First, there is clear varnish that is a final sealant of paint, or paint coverage. Whenever coloring wood with paint, the use of clear varnish as the top coat is kind of like that top coat nail polish used by a manicurist on your nails. It seals the paint, protects it against water damage and many other issues, allowing an extended life for the furniture or another painted item.
Benefits of Clear Varnish
Think about how many times you clean countertops, cabinet doors and drawers, tables, chairs, and everything in your home. All of those accessories are likely constructed from wood. It is also important to remember that most of our all-purpose or other traditional house cleaning products are not necessarily wood friendly. For that reason, clear varnish is very helpful in the cleaning process throughout the home. This keeps you from having to carry around two different cleaners and two different rags as you walk around cleaning different rooms and various pieces of furniture. That very clean-scented spray can be used all over the home just because of the varnish that protects the wood furniture from any damage those cleaners may cause.
Varnish Helps to Keep You Safe Inside and Outside
Wood paint is not always slip-resistant, especially when the hardwood floor is painted in color. Sometimes the best thing for protection is to have a primer underneath and a final sealant on top. This works for interior floors, porch and floor paint, and much more. There is additional protection that paint can offer. Anything from paint for the nursery, protecting against allergens or radiation, painting a porch or concrete to protect against water damage or slip-and-fall accidents.
One thing to remember is the potential of having polyurethane fumes side effects when sealing a floor or wall, while also making sure that priming walls or a floor are essential to protect the wood, drywall, or other material. Even if priming woodwork is needed, there is the beauty of the final paint along with the varnish placed overtop to help complete the look and protect both the paint and the material.